The Digital Poster
Research posters represent a common method for presenting scholarly and creative work at academic conferences and symposia. They often combine visual and textual content, such as tables, graphs, images, and citations, to convey information succinctly and engagingly with participants.
The poster for the virtual symposium this year will be a digital creation, as a single PowerPoint slide, accompanied by a 3 to 5 minute (maximum) voiceover recording. Follow the steps below to develop a digital poster to present at 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium.
Developing Your Poster
- Create a single PowerPoint poster slide and design your poster.
Recording a Voiceover
- Once you complete your poster design, visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/video-record-presentations-2570dff5-f81c-40bc-b404-e04e95ffab33 for instructions on how to record a voice over on PowerPoint.
- There is a convenient timer feature that will show on the screen once you select "record", so that you can keep time.
- The recording should be 3 to 5 minutes (maximum)
Save Your Poster File in MP4 and PDF Formats
You will save your poster in both MP4 format and PDF
- Visit https://support.office.com/en-us/article/turn-your-presentation-into-a-video-c140551f-cb37-4818-b5d4-3e30815c3e83 for instructions on how to turn your recording into a video and save in .mp4 format Save your video in .mp4 format only. Do not save as .ppsx, .wmv or any other format that may not be compatible for upload.
- Save another copy of the poster in PDF format which will be digitally archived in UO Scholars' Bank
- Entitle both poster files with the "lastname firstname 2020urs" (only) of the primary form submitter/presenter, so that it can easily be matched.
How to Upload Your Poster for the Symposium
- Once you have completed the steps to save your poster file in MP4 and PDF formations, you will upload both versions to the 2020 Undergraduate Research Poster Presentation and Scholars' Bank Submission Form. Please submit your poster files no later than May 18, 8:00 pm PDT.
Interactive Poster Discussion Session Opportunity
In addition to the virtual poster display, presenters will have an optional opportunity to take part in a live Zoom presentation and interactive discussion session about their research work. Poster presenters often find that the questions they receive from participants combined with the subsequent conversations generate valuable feedback on their work and illuminate new ideas, areas of inquiry, or collaborationsThe session be take place between 5:30 to 7:30 pm on May 21.
Poster presenters will be assigned to a session for 6-8 fellow presenters based on the field of research, common/theme/question, or group project. Faculty Mentors will be invited to the Zoom sessions, and the moderator (s) will introduce the students and facilitate questions and discussions.There will be an opportunity for the presenter (on the 2020 Undergraduate Research Symposium Presenter Confirmation Form) to invite non-UO affiliated guests to attend the Zoom poster discussion session.
This option is not required, and is an opportunity presenters may opt in for in addition to submitting the poster in MP4 and PDF formats.